If you are struggling to get vegies into your child’s diet, this recipe is a great way to sneak them in.  Even fussy kids will enjoy these tasty fritters.

How Zucchinis Benefits Healthy Children

Zucchini, also known as courgette, is a summer squash in the Cucurbitaceae plant family, alongside melons, spaghetti squash, and cucumbers. Zucchini may promote good digestion in a number of ways. For starters, they contain lots of water, which can soften stools. This makes them easier to pass and reduces your chances of your child getting constipated. Zucchini also contains both soluble and insoluble fibre. Insoluble fibre bulks up stools and helps food move through your child’s gut more easily, further reducing constipation risk. Meanwhile, soluble fibre feeds the beneficial bacteria living in your child’s gut. In turn, these friendly bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFA’S) to nourish the cells lining the gut wall. What’s more, SCFAs may help reduce inflammation and symptoms of certain gut disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis


Zucchini Fritters

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 30 mins


Children's Nutritionist - Approved

If you are struggling to get veggies into your child’s diet, this recipe is a great way to sneak them in.  Even fussy kids will enjoy these tasty fritters.



  1. In a saucepan, sauté the leek for 5 minutes until cooked.

  2. Using a clean tea towel, squeeze the liquid from the zucchini, this helps the fritters to hold together.

  3. Combine the leek, zucchini, and carrot and add the beaten eggs and mix thoroughly.  Add the almond meal/flour, baking powder, salt and pepper and stir together.

  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.  Add ¼ cup or spoonful’s of mixture into the pan and flatten with a spatula to form the fritter, cook 3 or 4 at once for until golden, turning the fritter to cook the other side.  Repeat with the remaining mixture.

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Fiona Stock

Paediatric Naturopath & Nutritionist

Fiona Stock

Melbourne Naturopath 

Fiona Stock is a respected Paediatric Naturopath & Children’s Nutritionist with a career spanning over 25 years. Armed with an abundance of experience and a true desire to transform your child’s health, she’ll listen closely to understand the underlying causes of their troubling condition.

Fiona gets to the heart of your child’s presenting symptoms by deciphering what their body is trying to tell you. She will suggest simple and specific changes as well as herbal or nutritional medicine where required to nurture and restore your child, so they can enjoy the good health they deserve.

If you’ve tried everything and are yet to find solutions to your child’s health challenges – this could well be the path to take.

Fiona, The Children's Naturopath is skilled at getting to the heart of childhood health challenges – helping to initiate lasting change. 

  • Eczema

  • Poor Immunity

  • Lack of Focus & Concentration

  • Behaviour Issues

  • Autism

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Food Allergies

  • Food Intolerances

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • Tummy Problems

  • Asthma

  • Childhood Obesity

  • Auto-Immune Disease

  • Recurring Infections

  • Fussy Eaters

  • Sleep Issues

  • Plus much more...


Fiona is a Naturopath in Melbourne based in St.Kilda

She provides face-to-face appointments to families in Melbourne as well as phone consultations to families in rural Victoria, interstate and internationally.

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